In an ambitious move, Samsung has set 8GB RAM as the standard for its future smartphones. The new direction comes as a surprise to all its competitors including Apple, which is little shy about RAM in its iPhones.
After the recent trouble with Galaxy Note 7 explosions, Samsung has made a great choice by adopting an attack position. Bringing better and powerful devices seem like the best way to counter credibility problems and improve brand image. The 8GB RAM will put Samsung devices ahead of the competition in a single move.
As expected, Samsung has gone back to its strength, which is developing a new processor and memory processing technology. Recently, the company launched their new 8GB Low Power Double Data Rate 4 (LPDDR4) mobile DRAM package. The memory chip doubles the capacity and the speed of the DRAM [mostly used in personal computers]. The 8GB DRAM package can operate up to 4,266 Mbps. It has the potential to empirically enhance the mobile experience of smartphone users with large HD displays. Samsung has also started mass production of semiconductors with a 10 nanometer FinFET Technology.
“The powerful 8GB mobile DRAM solution will be able to provide a solution for the next generation flagship mobile phones around the world,” said Joo Sun Choi, executive Vice President, Memory Sales and Marketing, Samsung.
The new DRAM package will give Samsung smartphones an added advantage as the technology allows to fully utilize the potential of smartphones. The future smartphones will not have the excuse of being short on memory. The new RAM is expected to offer a balance between battery consumption and high-quality performance. The most improved features will include 4K content, and virtual reality, which has been Samsung’s hit list for a while.
The 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM package can be easily fit inside an average handset. It measures 15 mm x 15 mm x 1 mm. We can expect to see some pretty efficient yet slim smartphones. Even Apple will have to go an extra mile to level the playing field.